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jdelonga commented on picture ID 130671.

Thank you! What a wonderful, delightful surprise this spider was for me. I too, stumbled across this website to try to learn more. Unfortunate that so many people can't get past their horror too see the beauty and diversity of these creatures.... Discussion Thread

October 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130355.

You are very welcome! I remember the types of information that fascinated me when I was a child. Such things are useful for teaching people of all ages. I love sharing the information that I wash someone taught me when I was a kid. Spiders that can change their colors to match the colors and patterns they see are especially interesting to me. Misumenoides formosipes is a good example.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 127597.

Maybe Araneus saevus. I'm not sure.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130671.

She's beautiful! Her colors and markings are a rarer combination. I found my first orbweaver when it was resting in a "sleeping bag" of silk and leaves like yours. Her cuteness lead me to this website to learn more.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130687.

My guess is Eratigena sp.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 127597.

You're welcome. That's good for your ivy ;)... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130703.

It makes them really easy to photograph too because the phone/camera and the flash interests them. They'll chase a laser pointer dot or a cursor on a digital screen.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130685.

Yes, I think it is Dysdera crocata. I haven't seen one in-person yet, I don't know what size they are as adults. Male spiders are generally smaller and more ephemeral than females. They are less likely to be seen. Their venom isn't medically significant BUT in a nursing home they could be an issue because they tend to climb into clothes and bedding. They hunt in dark places. When they get tr... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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AmyBlossom commented on picture ID 127597.

Thank you! I have found numerous of these since posting this photo.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130707.

I'm guessing a Folding Door Spider (Antrodiaetus sp.).... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130677.

She's Gasteracantha cancriformis, a Spiny-backed Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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PhidsRphat commented on picture ID 130703.

They are truly fascinating to watch! Especially when they eat. I am not positive but, I believe that is a male.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Craigers92801 commented on picture ID 130703.

Cute now cool looking maybe lmao... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Craigers92801 commented on picture ID 130703.

Oh ok got cha yea he was watching my every move lol... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130703.

A Bold Jumper again :) Jumping spiders are not aggressive at all. No spider is aggressive towards humans for that matter, but Jumping Spiders are the only spiders that look back at you, which may strike you as aggressive. The truth is they are just very inquisitive; I think it's because they have an excellent eyesight, unlike most of the spiders :)... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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PhidsRphat commented on picture ID 130705.

I think it's an Phidippus Apacheanus with tan instead of the normal orange coloration... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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PhidsRphat commented on picture ID 130691.

Awe! How sad! This spider is a wolf spider probably some sort of Hogna, maybe Hogna Carolinensis?... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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PhidsRphat commented on picture ID 130703.

I believe it to be a Phidippus Audax or bold jumping spider. They have great vision. They are very intelligent little creatures. I am actually keeping one because they are so darn cute... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Craigers92801 commented on picture ID 128491.

Posting a new one now this guy was watching me almost aggressive... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Craigers92801 commented on picture ID 128491.

Thanks... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130693.

I think this is a Bold jumper (Phidippus audax).... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130695.

This looks like a Marbled Orb-weaver to me.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130697.

This is a Cat-faced Orb-weaver (Araneus gemmoides).... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130699.

This is a Marbled Orb-weaver (Araneus marmoreus).... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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interwebs commented on picture ID 130355.

Thank you so much for this delightful reply! It was met with great interest by our budding amateur arachnologist!... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130679.

This is a mother Wolf Spider carrying her babies; my guess is either Lycosa sp. or Hogna radiata.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 130635.

It appears to be an Idiothele nigrofulva so yes it is a Baboon spider.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130657.

My guess is a Money Spider (Linyiphiidae / Erigoninae).... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130675.

I agree on Araneus sp.; my guess is Araneus gemmoides.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130673.

Argiope australis, Common Garden Orb Web Spider.... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130675.

Moving slowly like a tarantula because it's a fish out of water so to speak: this is an orb weaver (Araneus sp.?) wandering away from its web!... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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therevmagoo commented on picture ID 127874.

Thank you! I think you’re right!!!... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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CmgMass commented on picture ID 127874.

Just Found it! This is a MALE European Garden Spider. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/8309406... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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CmgMass commented on picture ID 127874.

Looks like I have one of these on my bedroom window in Fall River Mass. Amber kind of color more than not but lots of black. Any luck on finding out what kind this is??... Discussion Thread

October 26, 2020
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ethvet commented on picture ID 119920.

Sorry, I just saw you had already identified it. :-)... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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ethvet commented on picture ID 119920.

Arrow-shaped Micrathena, Micrathena sagittata.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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ethvet commented on picture ID 121167.

Marbled Orb Weaver, Araneus marmoreus.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130659.

Male Bold Jumper, Phidippus audax.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130613.

That's an interesting observation. It makes sense to have to black side toward a light source to reduce the risk of being seen. I noticed in dim light that the white and yellow spots on the underside refract light from a camera flash. I suspect that the spots scatter the moonlight's UV light that some insects use to see at night. That would hide the shape of the spider to the insects.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130615.

Bold Jumper, Phidippus audax:).... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130651.

The picture is a little unclear or I may be able to help further. Good luck!... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130603.

Looks like a male Steatoda grossa, called a False Widow among other names.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130611.

Gasteracantha cancriformis, Spiny Orbweaver - nice!... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130643.

Steatoda paykulliana is a possibility too in Europe. I think that's what this one is. The markings flair bilaterally at the anterior.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130625.

This gal is a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia. The males don't make the big webs, their focus is on mating, not eating. Females like yours are usually head-down in their orb webs. Soon she may make an egg sac near her web. The babies are freeze-resistant and won't emerge from the sac until Spring.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130633.

You have discovered the man about the farm: a male Black Widow. If you have another shot from the front, look for "boxing gloves" ahead of the legs - these are the male's pedipalps, used for mating (the female appendages look like a smaller set of legs). I spent many summers in Enderby - the Okanagan is beautiful, including the spiders:)!... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130639.

She's Argiope aurantia, a Black and Yellow Garden Spider.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130641.

This is an Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus. I've only seen one so far and it was a speedy little thing.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Kris24x commented on picture ID 130651.

Appreciate it, after a little more research I came down to its a Harvestman but now I'm trying to get the specific spp.Thank you kindly,Kris... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130651.

It's a Harvestman, which is an arachnid, but not a spider:).... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130647.

My guess is Hogna carolinensis.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130643.

My guess is a Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa).... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130631.

This is a Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata).... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130619.

That's correct. A Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata).... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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KeenToKnow commented on picture ID 130512.

We were thinking the same thing but were unsure... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Henni commented on picture ID 130635.

On second thought baboonspider... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130609.

This is Araneus marmoreus.https://bugguide.net/node/view/589695... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Esme31 commented on picture ID 130629.

What kind of spider is this... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130552.

You're welcome... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Baconboss commented on picture ID 130552.

Thank you for the ID,... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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deant commented on picture ID 130599.

Thanks.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130599.

My guess is Zygiella x notata.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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RyuoftheMyst commented on picture ID 129504.

This is a wheel bug,... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130279.

They're harmless to humans.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130576.

This is part of the family Thomisidae, likely Xysticus sp.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130566.

This is a Furrow Orb-weaver, very likely Larinioides sclopetarius. I guess that the orb weaver season is about to end.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130578.

An Orb-weaver (Aranaeidae), either Neoscona or Eriophora spp.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130586.

This is a Crab Spider in the family Thomisidae, likely Xysticus sp.; all spiders in this family are harmless to humans.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130592.

This is Steatoda triangulosa.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130594.

My guess is Trachelas tranquillus.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130580.

This looks like Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Stalin commented on picture ID 128378.

I think that's a Northern Black Widow. Not sure though.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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Wendibhappi commented on picture ID 130588.

Back abdomen appeared to be fuzzy and oblong. Reddish, orange, brown in color with lighter brown at joints on legs.... Discussion Thread

October 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130572.

It probably is a Joro Spider. They have tufts of hair on the legs that look like wide areas. The legs can be black or black and yellow. The body has blue-grey and yellow with red on the underside. They are found in Georgia because that's where they were accidentally imported to from Asia. They can be quite big and have big yellow webs. The females get much bigger than the males because they ... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130536.

My guess is Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130574.

My guess is Mimetus notius.https://spiderid.com/spider/mimetidae/mimetus/notius/... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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mcdangles91 commented on picture ID 130279.

are these dangerous? poisonous or venomous?... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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rome-legacy commented on picture ID 130256.

Hi Vonpaulus, thx for your response! Valuable information. Yeah, by aggressive i've meant it wasn't running away, but you understood it :-) i was just so surprised to see a spider behaving like this right in front of my door. i don't know why, but i was thinking that only bigger spiders and venomous spiders do that and others run away. Well, i don't know why i was thinking it :-D so thatswhy i ... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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KimmieDee commented on picture ID 130466.

Thank you so much!... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130520.

Yes, probably. The camera flash hides the colors, but it has hairy legs, distally, which is usually Neoscona or Eriophora. BTW, Kelly Anne, a way to work around that is to shut off the camera flash and use a lantern or dim flashlight as the light source. The iPhone 10 and up can take good photos in dim light, but I'm not willing to trade in my cheap busted up phone for an expensive phone that I... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130558.

Yes! And the photo is gorgeous too.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130510.

Sure is! Argiope aurantia is the Latin name.The AU in the species name comes from Latin or Greek word for gold, and that's why AU the elemental symbol for gold. Charles Darwin named some of these big spiders.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130562.

It's a Fishing Spider looking very comfortable. That's an easy way to tell them apart from Wolf Spiders. The Wolfs can't plaster themselves to flat vertical surfaces.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 113214.

Weird! I couldn't get the photo to move from this site to my Google Photos account. Most photos can be lifted easily from here. That's why professional photographers are allowed to use proprietary marks on the photos they submit to us. So I did the cropped screenshot method. My next guess would be the nymph form of an insect. Submitting it to Bugguide.net might work. They have specialist vo... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 130556.

I think it's the Orbweaver Araneus saevus.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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BugShepherd commented on picture ID 130554.

Oh wow, thank you, they do look remarkably similar. There are even photos of Scotophaeus Blackwalli with the slight striping on the abdomen that this guy had.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130526.

This is a Wolf Spider, likely Tigrosa sp.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130520.

I'm guessing Eriophora ravilla.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130516.

Beauty!... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130522.

Looks like Hogna carolinensis, Carolina Wolf Spider.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130532.

Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus. We have them in NA too.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Arach commented on picture ID 130540.

It is Leucauge festiva, Masked Vlei Spider. Reminds me very much or our own Leucauge venusta - a beautiful spider.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130554.

I think you've got the right family (Gnaphosidae); those spinnerets that look a bit like two exhaust pipes are a give away ;). My guess is Scotophaeus blackwalli, a close relative of Herpyllus sp.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130550.

Yes, I believe you've got it. Nice guess!... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 130550.

I was also looking at this picture because I believe it is a male Calymmaria, which is cool because there are no confirmed members of this genus labeled on SpiderID for USA. Just Canada and Mexico but it appears the Canada one was deleted sadly.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130550.

My guess is a Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae).... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130552.

This is a Wolf Spider, likely from the genus Tigrosa.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130324.

My guess is Pisaurina mira, a Nursery Web Spider.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130349.

My guess is Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 130271.

This looks like an Amaurobiidae to me.... Discussion Thread

October 24, 2020